Encountered Space and Situated Lay-Knowledge: A Mixed Methods Approach

Journal of Travel Research, Ahead of Print. This research draws on the geographical concept of situated lay-knowledge to highlight how the formation of tourists’ attitudes to travel destinations challenges the theoretical foundation of the theory of planned behavior (TPB). It suggests that situated lay knowledge is dynamic as opposed to static, which is the accepted…

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Authenticity and Product Geography in the Making of the Agritourism Destination

Journal of Travel Research, Ahead of Print. Agritourism is emerging as a common solution to sustain agriculture-based communities bereft of economic viability. Drawing from the intersecting literature of product country-of-origin and destination branding, we use a case study to show how agritourism in Messinia, Greece, creates and houses a multitude of meanings suitable for tourism…

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Observations of tourism in New Zealand post lockdown

The uncertainty for tourism operators as soon as borders closed on 19 March for foreign nationals was an incredibly stressful and difficult time. There was nothing similar in our strategic playbooks to make a plan. Some responded with instant indefinite closures, hibernations and redundancies. Others chose to sit tight to see how things played out….

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Response Rates In Hospitality Research: An Overview of Current Practice and Suggestions For Future Research

Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Ahead of Print. In this paper, we examine published research in six top-tier hospitality journals to explore response rates for different survey distribution methods across specific characteristics like research context, respondents, and geographical regions. Data were analyzed from 1,389 papers published from January 2001 to December 2019. By looking at a large…

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Using a market basket analysis in tourism studies

Tourism Economics, Ahead of Print. Understanding tourist visitation patterns is crucial for decision makers in order to create smart tourism industry. A growing body of tourism research uses geo-location data in order to better understand tourism demand. In this article, we present a new approach based on a market basket analysis. This approach uses geo-location…

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